Professor Islam sheds light on English writing in Bangladesh, its future, and the influence of the language movement on the Bangladeshi psyche.
Hasan Hafizur Rahman's 'Ekushey February' created huge turmoil and faced police persecution.
Zaman has classified the pieces in two groups: "the early stories focus on the events that took place on 21 February—the processions, the police action and the deaths—while the later ones show how the attitude to Bangla has changed in these 70 years.
Some influential local bigots had always stopped others from setting up a Shaheed Minar in Durakuti village of Aditmari upazila in Lalmonirhat.
Two crude bombs are exploded at central Shaheed Minar in Jessore at midnight when people were paying tributes to the martyrs of the Language Movement in 1952.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pay their deep homage to the martyrs of the historic Language Movement by placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka at one minute past midnight on the occasion of Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day.
The nation is paying glowing tributes to the Language Movement martyrs, who laid down their lives for the recognition of Bangla as a state language on this day 64 years ago. Humming "Amar Bhaiyer Rokte Rangano Ekushey February...", thousands of Bangalis thronged the Central Shaheed Minar in the capital and elsewhere in the early hours today to pay homage to the language heroes.
Kamal Lohani, the eminent journalist reminisces the Victory Day on December 16, 1971...
Although the most iconic song of our Language Movement is Abdul Gaffer Chowdhury's “Amar Bhai'er Rokte Rangano Ekushey February”, it was not the first song written on the historic incident. The first song was written and composed by Mosharraf Uddin Ahmed on February 24, 1952, and was titled “Mrrityu Ke Jara Tuchcho Korilo Bhasha Bachabar Torey”.